Nick Hill

Always try to be on time but was very late to finally start skiing. After a childhood of watching Ski Sunday my first go on planks was in my mid 40s when as a family we were able to give Tom and Molly the opportunity to ski that we never had as children.  Professional designer and photographer who likes to do things right. Passed Cycling Proficiency first time and like riding bikes, preferably up mountains! Mainly so I can go fast down the other side!

Nicky Parr

I didn’t start skiing until I was an adult, after a spectacularly failed attempt by Cam to make me a snowboarder – now both kids are much better skiers than I will ever be.
Professionally I have worked at BT and Openreach for 20 years, and am a qualified CIMA accountant. Currently Head of Finance supporting a business with more than 12k of engineers who connect and maintain the UKs phone and broadband services.
Life outside work seems to mainly be spent taxiing my 2 children to various activities! I am also a Board Member of a School Academy Trust and teach piano. Any spare time is enjoyed on holidays with the family.

Lucy Ridgeway

Membership Secretary

As a secondary school teacher, I am certainly not frightened of a challenge. It was through school in 2014 I had my first experience of skiing. I started with a very brief introduction on the dry ski slope and had to progress quickly to the mountains in Italy where I had a ‘crash’ course in skiing. From that point, I joined Sharks and my ski technique has been continually improving along with my social life!

Barry (Sugar Boy) Drummond

Vice Chair

I’m an ex rugby player and motorcycle racer and discovered skiing fairly late but am now a big enthusiast. I often represent Sharks in the various fun race leagues and am hoping to start my journey towards instructor shortly.

Child Welfare Officers Update

Dear Members

We would like to introduce you to Carl Carter.  Carl joins Julie Slater

as a Club Welfare Officer for Sharks Ski Club.

It is our role to safeguard the members of the Club and to help them have a positive and rewarding experience.

Sharks Ski Club is affiliated to SnowSport England (SSE) and complies fully with SnowSafe, SSE’s Child Protection Policy, a copy of which is available for you to see. We have procedures in place to ensure that all members are treated equitably and cared for whilst at the Club.

If you, or your child, has any safeguarding issues you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our telephone numbers and email addresses are shown below.

Your Club Welfare Officers are:

Julie Slater

Carl Carter

Tel:     07918603142

Tel:  07921 224750

julie.slater@me.com

carl_carter281@hotmail.co.uk

We are usually at the club for the Saturday morning session.  Please feel free to come and say hello at any time.

We ask all parents or carers, and children at the Club to read and agree to the club’s Code of Conduct (one for parents and another one for the children). This is so we all understand what is expected of us and helps to ensure that everyone has a positive and happy experience here.

For best practice and guidance documents please visit SnowSport England’s website (www.snowsportengland.org.uk) where information for parents, athletes and coaches can be found.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Julie Slater and Carl Carter

AGM – Change of Date

Dear Sharks Members,

Unfortunately, for reasons beyond our control it has been necessary to change the date of the upcoming AGM.

The Annual General Meeting, will now be held at SnoZone, Castleford on Saturday 10th June at 11:30 until 12:30.

This will be an opportunity for Club Members to hear an Update from Sharks Ski Club over the last 12 months, receive the Club Accounts, and Elect the Officers of the Club.  As always, it is great opportunity for willing volunteers to get involved in the running of the club, and this year is no exception.

The current Club Committee positions and members can be seen on our website here…

Fortunately, the change of date give you more time to get your nominations in.

Don’t forget, we are looking for a new Chairman, Vice Chair, and Membership Secretary, in addition to a number of general committee member positions.

If you would like more information about the different roles, or how the committee runs, then please feel free to contact me, or speak to me or any of the other committee members.  The committee meets 4 times a year, and we discuss important club matters such as future holidays, training events and instructor development.  If you want to help shape the future of the club, then please get involved and join in.

If you think you would like to get involved, then send me your nomination.  You can nominate yourself, or someone else on their behalf. If you would like to stand then please send your Nominations to me by email to Info@sharks.org.uk by 3rd of June, please.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Regards

Richard

Richard Slater
Sharks Ski Club Secretary
Info@sharks.org.uk

Northern Region Fun races

Northern Regional Fun Races

In conjunction with

North East Ski Association

Northern Regional Fun Races

Saturday 13th May at Pendle Ski Club

Sunday 11th June at Silksworth Ski Centre Sunderland

Races will be a 9 am start and open to all ages and abilities

3 timed runs down the same course then head to heads

Price will be £10 per race or £18 for both events

Awards for 1st 2nd 3rd based on fasted timer run

Age groups for awards

U8’s U10’s U12’s U16’s U18’s U21’s Seniors & Masters

Sharks Holiday 2018

Due to circumstances way beyond our control, the Sharks 2018 holiday has been changed from Wengen, Switzerland, to Champoluc, Italy.  The dates remain the same 31st March to 7th April or depart 30th April (Good Friday) when flights may be cheaper.

The reason being, that the Mannlichenbahn Company (the lift system) have decided to close on March 31st (the day we were due to arrive) This is due to them installing a complete new lift system and they have said that this work needs to start on 1st April

The lateness in this decision, is because ALL the Wengen & Grindelwald Hoteliers have been campaigning to keep it all open until after Easter, but having had many meetings have been unsuccessful.  Everyone is disappointed and angry with this decision.  We are also very, very sorry.

On the positive side, at very short notice, we have managed to provisionally book the Peti Prince Hotel in Champoluc, Italy.

A school has already ‘provisionally’ booked this hotel for the same dates, therefore we need to act very quickly to secure it.  This means that you must contact Ski2 and pay your deposit asap.  Details of how this is done will be sent later when full details of costs etc. will be sent out on this Thursday 20th April.  (It is Easter, and the office is closed)

Again, our sincere apologies for the change in venue, but where ever Sharks go, it is always a fun packed holiday.

Molly Gill,

On behalf of Sharks holiday committee.